Date/Time: August 22, 2020 | 12pm-1:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Laurel Proulx, PT, DPT, PhD (c)
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Hosted via Zoom Conferencing (you will need wi-fi internet connection and a headset or speakers to hear the audio). Upon registering, you will receive Zoom access instructions.
Wonder what it’s like to be a clinical researcher? Laurel Proux is a pelvic floor/orthopedic clinician and researcher who will share information about her research and different opportunities for physical therapists within the field of research.
A few of Laurel’s research topics include:
- The paradigm in which we currently treat musculoskeletal impairments associated or thought to contribute to pelvic pain and the limitations of the current paradigm.
- Exploring the possibilities of future research to objectively measure musculoskeletal impairments in chronic pelvic pain and how this could change accessibility for patients as well as efficiency of pelvic PT treatment.
- Reviewing recent research findings analyzing the role of muscle “stiffness” and joint range of motion in guiding interventions for pelvic pain.
Laurel Proulx is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and certified in Applied Functional Science. She has advanced training and experience in Women’s Health and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy completing advanced post-professional education at Texas Woman’s University. Her professional experience has taken her from working with high level athletes, helping moms get back to feeling like themselves, working as a research physical therapist within the department of defense. Her most recent research is aimed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain within the active duty population. She is currently a PhD candidate at Texas Woman’s University studying muscular impairments of chronic pelvic pain. Laurel also operates an online education, telehealth and consultation platform FEM Physical Therapy. Laurel has a vested interest in improving overall awareness and health literacy of pelvic health issues for her patients, other physical therapists, and all health professionals.
Will this webinar be recorded? Yes, the recording will become available within 24 hours after the live version concludes. Please make sure to still register if you want to get a copy of the recording.